Accession Number : ADA297337

Title :   Challenges Facing Navy Contracting Agencies Attempting to Implement an Affirmative Procurement Program Pursuant with Executive Order 12873.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Fields, Curtis L.

PDF Url : ADA297337

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : In 1976, section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) required all Federal agencies to implement an Affirmative Procurement Program (APP). Since then, all Federal agencies have not fully complied with RCRA and the Federal Government enacted Executive Order 12873 to strengthen its requirements. The focus of this thesis is on the challenges facing Navy field contracting agencies attempting to implement an APP. The Agency Environmental Executive (AEE), who is tasked with the responsibility of implementation within the agency, is faced with five major challenges. They are to get all Navy contracting agencies to: (1) procure environmentally preferable products and services, (i.e., Green Acquisition); (2) incorporate environmental life-cycle cost into the procurement process; (3) get contractors to comply with the minimum content standards required for recovered materials; (4) reduce the burden of complying with the reporting requirements of the APP; and (5) avoid inconsistent application of minimum content standards for recycled products. This thesis draws conclusions based on the responses from a questionnaire and makes recommendations on how Navy contracting agencies can improve their implementation of the APP. (AN)

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *NAVAL PROCUREMENT, REQUIREMENTS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, RECYCLED MATERIALS, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, NATURAL RESOURCES, MILITARY STANDARDS, THESES, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, NAVAL PLANNING, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WASTE RECYCLING, FEDERAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE